|Sunset at Ramla Bay, Malta © 2013 Seven Beland|
For researchers: found on di-ve.com news August 27, 2013: "The total arrivals and nights spent in collective accommodation during June increased by 7.3 and 9.1 per cent respectively, the NSO said.In June, total guest nights registered in collective accommodation establishments amounted to 871,871, with an average length of stay of 5.9 nights. Almost all hotel categories recorded increases in total nights spent, particularly three-star hotels, which registered a growth of 30.4 per cent. Around 45 per cent of total nights were spent in four-star hotels.
The net use of bed-places in collective accommodation establishments stood at 71.9 per cent, up by 3.1% when compared to the corresponding month in 2012. When compared to last year, occupancy levels in 3-star, 2-star and 4-star hotels increased by 10.1, 4.5 and 3.4 percentage points respectively.
Occupancy levels in 5-star hotels and other collective accommodation declined marginally by 0.1 and 1.2 percentage points respectively. On a national level, there were 155 active establishments during June. Bedrooms amounted to 18,310, while bed-places numbered 40,592. During the second quarter, the total arrivals in hotel accommodation increased to...read on."